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1833 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dollars 1807-1839

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6163
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.50 grams
Mintage:
5,206,000
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 8,000 R-3.4 67 / 72 72 / 78
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 62 / 72 TIE 67 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 49 / 72 TIE 53 / 78 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8,000
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 67 / 72
60 or Better 62 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 49 / 72 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 72 / 78
60 or Better 67 / 78 TIE
65 or Better 53 / 78 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Superior 1/2004:381, not sold - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1501, $30,800 - Richard Burdick - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3078, $70,500

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 estimated grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2004:2077, $7,503.75 - Goldbergs 5/2012:1216, $9,200 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1277, $11,456.25 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3121, $12,925

6 MS66 estimated grade

Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2448, $21,850 - Heritage 9/2014:3165, $38,187.50

6 MS66 estimated grade
9 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

10 MS65+ PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Superior 1/2004:381, not sold - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Wayte Raymond, sold privately on 5/14/1946 for $2 - John Jay Pittman Collection - David Akers 5/1998:1501, $30,800 - Richard Burdick - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3078, $70,500

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 estimated grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #6 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2004:2077, $7,503.75 - Goldbergs 5/2012:1216, $9,200 - Goldbergs 6/2015:1277, $11,456.25 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3121, $12,925

#6 MS66 estimated grade

Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2448, $21,850 - Heritage 9/2014:3165, $38,187.50

#6 MS66 estimated grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #9 MS65+ PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#10 MS65+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1833 Half Dollar is a common date with a large mintage of over five million coins. Al Overton listed fifteen different varieties for this year, plus three distinct die states. Hundreds of Mint State examples exist, mostly in MS62, MS63, and MS64. A small handful of high-quality examples exist at the MS66 to MS67 levels, all led by a stunning PCGS MS68 example (one of the finest Capped Bust Half Dollars ever seen and one of only two PCGS MS68's in existence).